Publications

2017

Stephens, JC, D Kopin, EJ Wilson, TR Peterson. 2017. Framing of customer engagement opportunities and renewable energy integration by electric utility representativesy Representatives Utilities Policy. Vol 47. p.69-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2017.05.005

Meadowcroft, J., JC Stephens, EJ Wilson, IH Rowlands. 2017. Social dimensions of smart grid: Regional analysis in Canada and the United States Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.106

Mallett, A, JC Stephens, EJ Wilson, R Langheim, R Reiber, TR Peterson.  2017.  Electric (dis) Connections: Comparative review of Smart Grid news coverage in the United States and Canada. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.017

Feldpausch-Parker, AM, JC Stephens, R Collins, JR Chisholm, TR Peterson, EJ 2017. Smart Grid Electricity System Planning Post-Superstorm Sandy: Analysis of Climate and Energy Discourse. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.015

Hall, DM, AM Feldpausch-Parker, TR Peterson, Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson. 2017. Socio-Ecological System Resonance: A Framework for Brokering Sustainable Solutions. Sustainability Science. Vol 12, No 3. p. 381-392 doi.org/10.1007/s11625-017-0424-6

Allen, E. Stephens, JC, Yorgey, G. Kruger, C., Ahamed, S. Adam, JC. 2017. Climate Science Information needs among Northwest US natural resource decision-makers. Climate Services. 5 p. 11-22 doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2017.03.002

Stephens, JC, Palchak, E. Reese, B. 2017. Divestment & Investment: Strategic Financial Decisions in Higher Education to Promote Societal Change Toward Sustainability Handbook of Theory & Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education. Filho et al (eds) Springer International. World Sustainability Series. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-47889-0_22

Markusson, N, Gjefsen, MD, Stephens, JC, Tyfield, D. 2017 The Political Economy of Technical Fixes: The (mis)alignment of Clean Fossil and Political Regimes. Energy Research and Social Science. Vol. 23 p. 1-10

2016

Pearl-Martinez, R & JC Stephens. 2016.  Toward a Gender Diverse Workforce in the Renewable Energy Transition.  Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy 12(1).

Cody, EM, Stephens, JC, Bagrow, J.P, Dodds, PS, Danforth, CM. 2016 Transitions in Climate and Energy Discourse Between Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.  Journal of Environmental Studies and Science. DOI 10.1007/s13412-016-0391-8

Allen, E. & Stephens, JC. 2016. Enhancing “Usability” of Climate Information and Models through Stakeholder Engagementt. In Information, Models, and Sustainability: Policy Informatics in the Age of Big Data and Open Government. Editors. J. Zhang, L. Luna-Reyes, T.A. Pardo, D.S. Sayogo. Springer.

Stephens, JC. Presidential candidates offer sharp differences on the future of renewable energy. US News & World Report and The Conversation. March 3, 2016

Stephens, JC. Beyond Technology: Why the Energy Transition Needs Social Science. Solar Electric Power Association. Feb 11, 2016

Stephens, JC. & Wilson, EJ. 2016. Climate Change, Technological Innovation: A US Response.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Vol. 72, No. 1 4-6.

2015

Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson, TR Peterson. 2015. Smart Grid (R)Evolution: Electric Power Struggles. Cambridge University Press.

Peterson TR. JC Stephens, Wilson, EJ. Public Perception of and Engagement with Emerging Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: A Literature Review.  MRS Energy and Sustainability.  Vol 2, e11. p.1-14

Adam, JC, JC Stephens, SH Chung, MP Brady, RD Evans, CE Kruger, BK Lamb, et al. 2015. BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management. Climatic Change.  Vol 129. p.555-571

Stephens, JC. 2015. Carbon Capture and Storage: A Controversial Climate Mitigation Approach . The International Spectator. Vol. 50, No. 1, March 2015

Peterson TR. JC Stephens, Wilson, EJ. Public Perception of and Engagement with Emerging Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: A Literature Review. MRS Energy and Sustainability. Vol 2, e11. p.1-14

2014

Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson, TR Peterson 2014. Socio-Political Evaluation of Energy Deployment (SPEED): A Framework Applied to Smart Grid UCLA Law Review 61(6): 1930-1961

Langheim, R, M Skubel, X Chen, W Maxwell, TR Peterson, EJ Wilson and JC Stephens. 2014 Smart Grid Coverage in U.S. Newspapers: Characterizing Public Conversations The Electricity Journal. Vol. 27 No. 5 p. 77-87

Adam, J, JC Stephens, et al. 2014. BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management. Climatic Change.  DOI 10.1007/s10584-014-1115-2

Fischlein, M, AM Feldpausch-Parker, TR Peterson, JC Stephens, EJ Wilson. 2014. Which Way Does the Wind Blow? Analyzing the State Context for Renewable Energy Deployment in the United States. Environmental Policy & Governance. DOI:10.1002/eet.1636

Stephens, JC. 2014. Time to Stop CCS Investments and End Government Subsidies of Fossil Fuels Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. Volume 5 p. 169-173  doi: 10.1002/wcc.266

2013

Stephens, JC,  EJ Wilson, TR Petereson, J. Meadowcroft. 2013.  Getting Smart? Climate Change and the Electric Grid  Challenges 4(2): 201-216

Koenigs, C., M. Suri, A Kriter, C. Elling, TR Peterson, JC Stephens, EJ Wilson, 2013 A Smarter Grid for Renewable Energy: Different States of Action. Challenges. 4(2) 217-233. 

Allen, E. C Kruger, FY Leung, Stephens, JC  2013.  Diverse Perceptions of Stakeholder Engagement within an Environmental Modeling Research Team  Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Jiusto, S. McCauley, S. & Stephens, JC.  2013.  Integrating Shared Action Learning into Higher Education for SustainabilityJournal of Sustainability Education.  Vol. 5

Felspausch-Parler, AM, R Chaudhry, JC Stephens, M Fischlein, DM Hall, LL Melnick, TR Petereson, CJ Ragland, EJ Wilson. 2013.  Spreading the News on Carbon Capture and Storage: A State-Level Comparison of US Media.   Environmental Communication.

Chaudhry R., M Fishchlein, J Larson, DM Hall, TR Peterson, EJ Wilson, JC Stephens.  2013.  Policy Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): A Comparison of Four US States.  Journal of Cleaner Production.  Vol. 52, p.21-32

Boyd, AD, Y Liu, JC Stephens, E Wilson, M Pollak, TR Peterson, E Einsiedel & J Meadowcroft.  2013  Controversy in Technology Innovation: Contrasting Media and Expert Risk Perceptions of the Alleged Leakage at the Weyburn Carbon Dioxide Storage Demonstration Project. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.  Vol 14. p. 259-269.

Fischlein, M. EJ Wilson, JC Stephens, TR Peterson.  2013.  States of transmission: moving towards large scale wind powerEnergy Policy.  56.  p. 101-113

Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History.  2013.  Editors: BC Black, DM Hassenzahl, JC Stephens, G Weisel, & N Gift.  ABC-Clio Publishers.  Santa Barbara, CA.

2012

McCauley, SM and Stephens, JC  2012.  Green Energy Clusters and Socio-Technical Transitions: Analysis of a Sustainable Energy Cluster for Regional Economic Development in Central Massachusetts, USA.  Sustainability Science.  Vol 7.  No. 2  p. 213-225

Stephens, JC and Liu, Y 2012.   The Evolving International CCS Community.  In The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage. Editors: N. Markusson, S. Shackley, & B. Evar.  Routledge.

Markusson, N, Ishii, A and JC Stephens.  2012.  Learning in CCS Demonstration Projects: Social and Political Dimensions   In Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage.   Editors: N. Markusson, S. Shackley, & B Evar.  Routledge.

Stephens, JC and S McCauley. Clusters in Transition: Analysis of a Sustainable Energy-Cluster Initiative in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.  Invited chapter contribution to book entitled Sustainable Lifestyles in a New Economy: Ecological Macroeconomics, Socio-technical Transitions, and Social Practices  Edited by Maurie Cohen, Halina Brown, and Philip Vergragt.   Edward Elgar.  Publication Expected 2012

2011

Stephens, JC, A Hansson, Y Liu, H de Coninck, S Vajjhala.  2011. Characterizing the International Carbon Capture and Storage CommunityGlobal Environmental Change.  21: 379-390

Markusson, N, A Ishii and JC Stephens.  2011.  The Social and Political Complexities of Learning in CCS Demonstration ProjectsGlobal Environmental Change. 21: 293-302

Boyle, ME, Ross, L, JC Stephens. 2011. Who has a Stake? Stakeholder Salience and the Sustainability of Community-University PartnershipsGateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement.  Vol. 4 p. 100-118

Stephens, JC 2011. An Uncertain Future for Carbon Capture and Storage. Public Interest Report (PIR): A Magazine for Science and Security. Vol. 64. No 2. Invited contribution to the Federation of American Scientist Magazine

Stephens, JC  2011.  Leadership and Learning: A Faculty Perspective  Editorial piece in Mageuzi.  IDCE, Clark University.  May 2011

2010

Fischlein, M, J Larson, D Hall, R Chaudhry, JC Stephens, TR Peterson, EJ Wilson.  2010. Policy stakeholders and deployment of wind power in the sub-national context: a comparison of four U.S. states. Energy Policy 38: 4429–4439, 2010

Stephens, JC & S Jiusto.  2010.  Assessing Innovation in Emerging Energy Technologies: Socio-Technical Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in the USA. Energy Policy. 38: 2020-2031

Stephens, JC and AC Graham.  2010.  Toward an empirical research agenda for sustainability in higher education: exploring the transition management frameworkJournal of Cleaner Production.  18: 611-618

2009

Stephens, JC, G Rand, L Melnick. 2009.  Wind Energy in the Media: A Comparative State-Level Analysis of a Critical Climate Change Mitigation Technology. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture.  Vol. 3. No. 2 p.168-190.

EJ Wilson and JC Stephens. 2009.  Wind in a Carbon-Managed World: States, Resources, Policy and Discourse. Environmental Science and Technology 43 (24): 9063–9070

Stephens, JC 2009.  Technology Leader, Policy Laggard: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Development for Climate Mitigation in the U.S. Political Context. Chapter 2 in Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage.  (eds) J. Meadowcroft and O. Langhelle.  Edward ElgarPublishing.  Cheltenham, UK.  320p

Stephens, JC, M. E. Hernandez, and M.E. Boyle. 2009. Learning from University-Community Partnerships (Past and Present) for Sustainable Development. George Perkins Marsh Institute Working Paper No. 2009-04. Worcester, MA: Clark University.

Stephens, JC  2009. Socio-political Drivers in the Development of Deliberate Carbon Storage.   Chapter in Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle  (eds) McPherson, J.M. and Sundquist, E.  American Geophysical Union.  Washington DC, USA

de Coninck, H., JC Stephens. B Metz. 2009. Global Learning on Carbon Capture and Storage: A Call for Strong International Cooperation on CCS Demonstration. Energy Policy. Vol. 37. No. 6. p. 2161-2165

2008

Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson, and TR Peterson. 2008.  Socio-Political Evaluation of Energy Deployment (SPEED): An Integrated Research Framework for Analysis of Energy Technology Deployment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 75: 1224–1246

Stephens, JC and DW Keith, 2008.  Assessing Geochemical Carbon ManagementClimatic Change. 90 (3): 217-242

Stephens, JC, ME Hernandez, M Román, AC Graham, & RW Scholz.  2008.  Education as a Change Agent for Sustainability in Different Cultures and ContextsInternational Journal for Sustainability in Higher Education. 9 (3): 317-338

Stephens, JC and AC Graham. 2008. Climate Science to Citizen Action: Urgent Need to Energize Non-Formal Climate Science Education. EOS. American Geophysical Union. Vol. 89. No. 22. p. 204-205

Bielicki, J and JC Stephens 2008. Public Perception of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Workshop Report. ETIP Workshop Series. Harvard Kennedy School. Cambridge, MA USA

Stephens, JC 2007.  Community Engagement in a First-Year Seminar.  New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) Exchange.  Volume 17.  No. 2.  Spring 2007.  p. 3-4

2006

Stephens, JC  2006.  Growing Interest in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for Climate Change MitigationSustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy.  Vol. 2, Iss. 2.

Stephens, JC 2006.  CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage): Research is not Enough  Chapter in The World Energy Book.  Issue 2.  p. 15-18.  World Energy Council Publication

2005

Stephens, JC and K Sims Gallagher.  2005.  Untie Utilities Hands on Coal.  Op-ed in The Albuquerque Journal.  March 10, 2005

Stephens, JC 2005. Coal Technologies for a CO2-Constrained World: Current Challenges of Advancing These Technologies  OGEL (Oil, Gas, Energy Law Intelligence) Special Issue on Coal.  Fall 2005

Stephens, JC 2005.  Coupling CO2 Capture and Storage with Coal Gasification: Defining “Sequestration-Ready” IGCC.   BCSIA Discussion Paper 2005-09, Energy Technology Innovation Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2005.

Stephens, JC & B van der Zwaan.  2005   CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS): Exploring the Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Continuum”  BCSIA Discussion Paper 2005-08, Energy Technology Innovation Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2005.

2004 and earlier

Stephens, JC and JG Hering. 2004.  Factors Affecting the Dissolution Kinetics of Volcanic Ash Soils: Dependencies on CO2, pH and organic acids.  Applied Geochemistry.  Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 1217-1232

Stephens, JC and JG Hering.  2002.  Comparative Characterization of Volcanic Ash Soils Exposed to Decade-Long Elevated Carbon Dioxide Concentrations at Mammoth Mountain, California. Chemical Geology.  Vol. 186 No. 3-4,  p. 301-313

Stephens, JC 2002.  Response of Soil Mineral Weathering to Elevated Carbon Dioxide. Ph.D. Thesis.  Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Stephens, JC.  2002. Environmental Responsibility in Academia, Ph.D. Graduate Minor in Science, Ethics, and Society. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Stephens, JC 1997-98. Factors limiting the acceptance and use of innovative environmental technologies: A case study of the Solar Aquatics SystemTM (SAS) technology for wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Systems. Vol. 26, No. 2, p. 163-170